Lumora appoints new Chief Marketing Officer


20-05-2010

Cambridge Enterprise portfolio company Lumora Limited has announced the appointment of Paul Weinberger as Chief Marketing Officer.

Cambridge Enterprise portfolio company Lumora Limited has announced the appointment of Paul Weinberger as Chief Marketing Officer. Paul will be responsible for Corporate Marketing and Business Development, including licensing and commercial agreements. He brings extensive experience of molecular diagnostics business development from both early-stage and established industry players.

Prior to joining the Lumora team, Paul held senior positions at Roche Diagnostics and Enigma Diagnostics spanning R&D, Business Development and Marketing. He has been responsible for the design and development of a rapid, point-of-care, molecular diagnostic system, and has negotiated and helped execute multiple co-development and marketing agreements. Paul also has extensive experience of introducing novel molecular technologies and tests to the market.

Paul was Chairman of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association from 2003 to 2006, and is also a founding member of the Diagnostics Advisory Committee recently formed by the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to Lumora” said Dr. Laurence Tisi, CEO, “His extensive molecular diagnostic and Business Development experience will prove invaluable in establishing and implementing Lumora’s commercial strategy. “

Lumora is developing a new generation of molecular diagnostics, initially based on its proprietary Bioluminescent Assay in Real-Time (BART) technology, that are fast, easy-to-use and affordable. BART is a novel reporter system, exclusive to Lumora, designed to be used with isothermal nucleic acid amplification technologies. The simplicity of BART
enables uncomplicated, low-cost, very robust hardware to be used. This is a major break-through as molecular diagnostics are typically associated with complex, fragile and expensive hardware.

Lumora was founded in 2002 by Laurence Tisi and Jim Murray, when it was spun-out from the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Following two funding rounds, Lumora is seeking partners to bring its core technology to market across multiple sectors.
For more information visit www.lumora.co.uk

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Contact:
 

Shirley Jamieson
Head of Marketing
Cambridge Enterprise Limited
Tel: 01223 760 339
shirley.jamieson@enterprise.cam.ac.uk
Paul Weinberger
Chief Marketing Officer
Lumora Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1353 667983
Fax: +44 (0)1353 667938
E-mail: pweinberger@lumora.co.uk
 


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